It’s been five days since 16 year old Agnes Sina-Inakoju was shot, while waiting with friends to be served at a Hoxton takeaway. She died of a gunshot wound to her neck, 48 hours later. Agnes was a bright promising student at Haggerston school were she has been described as “a lively, vibrant young woman with a bright future”.
Today her family released a statement via the met police:
“About a week ago our lives were torn apart. All of us are still coming to terms with what happened on that Wednesday night and Agnes’ subsequent death on Friday morning. We are still asking questions: Who? Why? How? and What for? These questions will haunt us for the rest of our lives. Our questions can only be answered if the police are able to apprehend those who committed such a cowardice crime against our family. Our lives since then have been an emotional roller coaster.
Agnes Olatoun Sina-Inakoju was a charismatic, ambitious, loving and caring girl who strove to keep others happy. She was recently part of the Jack Petchey Speak Out challenge and also involved in a project to improve children’s communication skills. Agnes and her friends had a great trip to Oxford University a week before her murder – not knowing that it was going to be her last trip.
We need to be together now as a family and her siblings will have to accept they have to cope without their sister.
We are appealing to you all to help us get the justice Agnes so rightly deserves. Please help us bring her murderer to justice. We appeal to anyone who knows anything about the murder of Agnes to come forward so as to prevent this from happening to another family”.
Two men, a 21 year old man and a 16 year old teenager were taken into custody on Saturday evening, 17 April. The two are still being questioned at a north London police station.
Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8733 4704; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.